Category: Newsletter

FCA Makes Big Commitment to Electrification

June 1st, 2018 by

from;   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ war with the electrification movement is over, as the automaker promises here to invest €9 billion ($10.5 billion) over the next five years on a broad portfolio of products ranging from mild hybrids all the way to full battery electric vehicles. The plan marks a sharp departure for CEO Sergio

OSHA: Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2012

January 3rd, 2013 by

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012): Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page] Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page] Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)

NHTSA calls for black boxes in all cars

December 8th, 2012 by

Automotive Black Box Data Recovery Systems By Don Gilman Introduction For years, airplane crash investigators have had the benefit of retrieving data from the flight-data recorder, or “black box.” This data has proven invaluable for helping to determine what happened in the seconds before a crash. Now, in order to improve vehicle safety, General Motors

OSHA Goes Global

December 7th, 2012 by

OSHA Aligns with United Nations for Globally Harmonized System of Safety Data Sheets via Hazardous Communication Standard. The U.S. OSHA has agreed to the United Nation’s standard for Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This simply means that the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for chemicals will look the same in all

Toyota Environmental Report

December 5th, 2012 by

Toyota recently released their 2012 North American Environmental Report. Within the report, you will find information about Toyota’s environmental activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Information, data and stories cover all aspects of the vehicle life cycle—research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. The report also describe our relationships with suppliers and dealerships,

OSHA releases fact sheet on internal combustion engines as ignition sources

December 5th, 2012 by

Investigations by OSHA and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have documented a history of fires and explosions at workplaces (oilfields, refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities) where an internal combustion engine was identified as or suspected to be the source of ignition. Internal combustion engines present an ignition hazard when used in facilities processing

NHTSA Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

November 29th, 2012 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued survey results on the effectiveness of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The technical report analyzes a sampling of data collected from tires mounted on model-year ’04–’07 vehicles. The survey found that 23.1% of the vehicles without a TPMS had at least one severely underinflated tire (25%

NHTSA accelerates on braking systems

November 15th, 2012 by

Advanced braking technologies are starting to dribble out into the new car market, and that dribble will become a steady flow once the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) takes an expected next step. The NHTSA is already fairly far along on defining test procedures for Dynamic Brake Support (DBS) and Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Report: Global Autos to Double to 1.7B by 2035

November 12th, 2012 by

Washington – The International Energy Agency predicts the number of passenger vehicles on the world’s roads will more than double to 1.7 billion over the next 23 years. In a 670-page report on world energy trends, the IEA says the world will see passenger cars and trucks rise from 870 million today to 1.7 billion

TIA Outlines Goals, Announces Further Commitments to Education and Training

November 3rd, 2012 by

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) held a press conference in the Global Tire Expo area of the 2012 SEMA Show to highlight the current focus, goals and direction of the 90-year-old association that represents all segments of the national and international tire industry. Here is a breakdown of the announcements. New TIA President Outlines Goals New